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Nassau Paradise Island's Guide to Family Vacations: Exploring

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Nassau Paradise Island's Guide to Family Vacations: Exploring

There are few things better than a Bahamas vacation for bringing a family together, and our Family Vacation Guide will make planning your family trip as easy as a Bahamas breeze. Now that you’ve plannedpacked, and checked into your family-friendly accommodation you’re ready to get out and explore!

Read on for everything you need to know about family-friendly activities in Nassau Paradise Island.

Family-friendly activities in Nassau Paradise Island

Adventure on the high seas

When you’re surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, the only thing to do is dive in and enjoy aquatic adventures for the whole family.

Powerboat Adventures

If your family is looking for high speed on the high seas, head to Powerboat Adventures for a boat ride you won’t soon forget. Zip through warm Bahamas waters to Ship Channel Cay where you and your family will spend the day on a private island. Snorkeling with tropical fish, swimming with stingrays, dining by the beach, there’s no end to the family memories you’ll make while enjoying this boating adventure.


We can’t talk about aquatic family fun without mentioning Aquaventure! Atlantis Resort’s one-of-a-kind waterscape has 20 million gallons of water waiting to be explored! Slide into The Abyss and through a shark lagoon on the 50-foot waterslide of the same name, lounge on an inner tube as you and your family float down the Lazy River or splash and ride along the rapids of The Current. Did we mention you’ll also have 20 swimming pools to choose from? The water park is open to guests of Atlantis and Comfort Suites Paradise Island.


Animal Kingdom

Nassau Paradise Island is home to a rich array of wildlife, so introduce your family to The Bahamas’ animal kingdom with these fantastic tours.

Happy Trails Stables

Explore the beauty of The Bahamas from a new vantage point with a scenic trail ride at Happy Trails Stables. Located on the western side of the island, your family will love hitting the trail, trotting through lush tropical forest and striding along a secluded beach, all on horseback!

Ardastra Gardens & Zoo

Get up close and personal with animals native to Nassau Paradise Island, including The Bahamas’ national bird, the Caribbean Flamingo, at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre. Over the past 60 years what started as a small nature preserve has evolved into a tropical garden and is the only zoo in The Bahamas. Kids will love the petting zoo and the marching flamingo presentation is a delight for the whole family.


Culture Time

The Bahamas is about more than just beaches. It has a rich history and vibrant cultural life. Open your child’s eyes to a new perspective with family-friendly cultural experiences.

Pirates of Nassau

The Pirates of Nassau Museum is a family favorite. This interactive museum invites you aboard the pirate ship Revenge and lets you experience the incredible history of the pirates of The Bahamas, who ruled the seas surrounding Nassau Paradise Island for decades in the early 1700s.


Learn all about The Bahamas’ unique cultural and colorful celebration at the Educulture Junkanoo Museum. Learn how Junkanoo came to be, dance to Junkanoo and goombay music and even try your hand at creating your own Junkanoo mask! Depending on when you’re visiting The Bahamas, you may even be lucky enough to enjoy a Junkanoo Parade as it takes over the streets.


Family Food Fun

Nassau Paradise Island is filled with mouthwatering food and delectable dining experiences for the whole family!

Tru Bahamian Food Tour

Explore downtown Nassau and try some tasty treats with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. Your family will get an insider’s view of the city, learn about traditional Bahamian dishes and get to taste some of the best food Nassau has to offer.

Graycliff Chocolatier

Now that you’ve had a chance to try local Bahamian cuisine, why not try making it? Adults and kids alike will love crafting decadent chocolate treats at Graycliff Chocolatier, and sampling them of course! This interactive and unique behind-the-scenes experience is a must if you’ve got any foodies in your family.

The Fish Fry

For a tasty experience that is truly Bahamian head to Arawak Cay for some of the freshest seafood in Nassau. Known by locals as The Fish Fry, this is the place to try fresh conch salad or a Bahamas favorite: conch fritters. This casual outdoor eatery is a uniquely Bahamian experience that is perfect for the whole family.

A family vacation is a wonderful way to make family memories together, so don’t forget to preserve those memories with photos and souvenirs along the way! Check out local shopping like The Straw Market, or head to Marina Village for a unique souvenir that will always remind your child of his or her Bahamas vacation.

Planning a family vacation in the Bahamas can be almost as fun as the vacation itself when you involve your kids, rely on family travel tips during your flight and choose a family-friendly hotel that’s right for you. Once you’ve explored all that Nassau Paradise Island has to offer, all that’s left to do is start planning your next Bahamas family trip! 

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